Evaluation reports are either openly accessible via pdf download, or accessible via MSF's internal Sharepoint, which is mainly due to the sensitive nature of the operational contexts and resulting content. However, there are ongoing discussions about making all evaluation reports publicly searchable. If you are an MSF association member, reports are made available on various associate platforms such as

The evaluation was carried out after recognition that the project in Immey was facing challenges around attendance and adherence to treatment. The evaluation identifies a number of factors that have contributed to the low uptake of services and makes recommendations to help the team address the underlying reasons.

David Curtis

The evaluation of National Emergency Pools MSF-OCP in Nigeria, DRC, and Chad, show variable investments and interest by missions. In certain cases there is a true added value that is recognised by teams prepared and backed up by MSF Coordinations and Paris HQs (with or without the E-desk intervention). After several years of functionning, a clearer frame has to be defined: follow up of carrier path, ad-hoc trainings, technical back up notably for emergency interventions. Periods away from emegencies should allow to improve the emergency response set ups with NEPs.


Given the health needs, the relevance of MSF-OCP intervention in Yida refugee camp (60 000) makes no doubts. Analyses highlight reasons for the delay in scaling up the project in emergency phase, April to August 2012 : if at the end, efficacy/efficiency of operations were ensured, lessosn must be drawn from this intervention. Omitting to set up a surveillance system and refusing to engage in non-medical activities constituted strategic failures.

Pauline Busson & Vincent Brown

The humanitarian catastrophe in the Horn of Africa early 2011 led to a high influx of Somali refugees to the Liben camps. After its involvement in the emergency response, MSF-OCA deployed huge resources in Liben to bring the devastating situation under control. This evaluation report looks at the programmatic and strategic choices of the OCA intervention. MSF managed to get the mortality situation in the respective camps under control despite remarkable human resource gaps and restrictive regulatory mechanisms limiting access to the beneficiaries.

Mzia Turashvili and David Crémoux

L'évaluation des Pool d'Urgence Nationaux MSF-OCP au Nigeria, en RDC, et au Tchad montre des investissements et des intérêts variables selon les missions. Dans certains cas il existe une véritable valeur ajoutée qui est reconnue avec des équipes préparées et épaulées par les Coordinations et le Siège de Paris (ceci avec ou sans intervention du Desk d'Urgence). Après plusieurs années de fonctionnement, un cadre mieux défini reste à établir : suivi de parcours, formations ad-hoc, appui technique en particulier lors d'interventions sur les urgences.


Complete report from the review of the Sanou MSF training developed by OCB. The report looks at the training through the lens of evaluation criteria and looks for lessons which can help inform the future choices for the training. A shorter concise report will be available soon.

Liza Cragg

This document describes the Lessons identified during the emergency phase of the OCA Rakhine intervention. It summarises the successes and challenges encountered during the project, lists the important learning themes arising from these successes and challenges, and includes a set of lessons derived from an analysis of these learning points.

Stockholm Evaluation Unit

After four years and in the context of the executive governance reform, the review takes a critical look at the functioning of the medical departments working groups and asseses if it is in line with the expectations set in the Barcelona meeting andif the mechanism is still relevant. The review also addresses whether the expectations are realistic, makes recommendations and suggests revisions to the future direction.

Sarah Garbi and Anneli Eriksson

L’évaluation des vulnérabilités urbaines dans la ville de Conakry a été commissionnée par MSF-CH pour identifier les populations les plus vulnérables et mieux comprendre les facteurs sanitaires de vulnérabilité afin de proposer des pistes de réflexion pour un futur projet. Cette évaluation qualitative a été réalisée par l’Unité d’évaluation de MSF à Vienne. Elle a été menée dans les cinq (5) communes de la ville de Conakry entre août et septembre 2012. Les recommandations et le rapport final sont présentés en octobre 2012.

Alena KOSCALOVA and Marianne VIOT